Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand heads to polls

Published by Mohamed El Aaboudi
Date publication Saturday, 17 October 2020 02:14

Millions in New Zealand are heading to the polls in the country's general elections.

The vote was originally due to be in September, but was postponed by a month after a renewed Covid-19 outbreak.

Opinion polls put Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on course to win a second term, boosted by her successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the big question now is whether she will win a parliamentary majority, which would be unprecedented.

No party has won an outright majority in New Zealand since it introduced a parliamentary system known as Mixed Member Proportional representation (MMP) in 1996.

Source: BBC